Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Week 13 - Fantasy Match (Final Regular Season Match)

Stafford's Party Boat Box Score

STARTERS

SLOT PLAYER, TEAM, POS, OPP STATUS, ET, PTS

QB Tom Brady, NE QB P NYJ » W 45-3 (37)
RB Maurice Jones-Drew, Jac RB Q @Ten » W 17-6 (19)
RB Arian Foster, Hou RB @Phi » L 24-34 (24)
RB/WR Brian Westbrook, SF RB P @GB » L 16-34 (3)
WR Dwayne Bowe, KC WR Den » W 10-6 (0)
WR Johnny Knox, Chi WR @Det » W 24-20 (6)
TE Jacob Tamme, Ind TE P Dal » L 35-38 (8)
D/ST Titans D/ST, Ten D/ST Jac » L 6-17 (4)
K Mason Crosby, GB K SF » W 34-16 (10)



TOTAL POINTS: 111

BENCH

SLOT PLAYER, TEAM, POS, OPP STATUS, ET, PTS

Bench Steve Smith*, NYG WR O Was » W 31-7 (0)
Bench Beanie Wells, Ari RB StL » L 6-19 (2)
Bench Chris Cooley, Was TE @NYG » L 7-31 (10)
Bench Michael Crabtree, SF WR @GB » L 16-34 (7)
Bench Malcom Floyd, SD WR Q Oak » L 13-28 (12)
Bench Matthew Stafford*, Det QB O Chi » L 20-24 (0)
Bench Mike Williams, Sea WR Q Car » W 31-14 (0)



BENCH POINTS: 31


PHILLY KINGS Box Score

STARTERS

SLOT PLAYER, TEAM, POS, OPP STATUS, ET, PTS


QB Sam Bradford, StL QB @Ari » W 19-6 (5)
RB Michael Turner, Atl RB @TB » W 28-24 (14)
RB LaDainian Tomlinson, NYJ RB @NE » L 3-45 (7)
RB/WR Deion Branch, NE WR Q NYJ » W 45-3 (15)
WR Miles Austin, Dal WR @Ind » W 38-35 (8)
WR Anquan Boldin, Bal WR Pit » L 10-13 (22)
TE Heath Miller, Pit TE Q @Bal » W 13-10 (1)
D/ST Jets D/ST, NYJ D/ST @NE » L 3-45 (-4)
K Nick Folk, NYJ K @NE » L 3-45 (2)

TOTAL POINTS: 70

BENCH

SLOT PLAYER, TEAM, POS, OPP STATUS, ET, PTS

Bench Rob Bironas, Ten K Jac » L 6-17 (6)
Bench Lance Moore, NO WR @Cin » W 34-30 (9)
Bench Davone Bess, Mia WR Cle » L 10-13 (12)
Bench Brandon Pettigrew, Det TE Chi » L 20-24 (8)
Bench Jason Campbell, Oak QB P @SD » W 28-13 (19)
Bench Carson Palmer, Cin QB NO » L 30-34 (17)
Bench Jason Snelling, Atl RB Q @TB » W 28-24 (0)



BENCH POINTS: 71


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I like finishing out the regular season with a win, but it's very clear that I'm missing Frank Gore and I don't like anymore the Titans D/ST, they just seem to be quiting. Either way I finished 8-5 in this league, not too shabby. The fifth seed is locked.

Week 12 - Fantasy Matchup (Turkey Day Fantasy)

Stafford's Party Boat Box Score

STARTERS

SLOT PLAYER, TEAM, POS, OPP STATUS, ET, PTS

QB Tom Brady, NE QB P @Det » W 45-24 (37)
RB Maurice Jones-Drew, Jac RB @NYG » L 20-24 (15)
RB Arian Foster, Hou RB Ten » W 20-0 (30)
RB/WR Frank Gore*, SF RB IR @Ari » W 27-6 (5)
WR Michael Crabtree, SF WR @Ari » W 27-6 (12)
WR Dwayne Bowe, KC WR @Sea » W 42-24 (48)
TE Jacob Tamme, Ind TE SD » L 14-36 (19)
D/ST Titans D/ST, Ten D/ST @Hou » L 0-20 (2)
K Mason Crosby, GB K @Atl » L 17-20 (5)


TOTAL POINTS: 173


BENCH

SLOT PLAYER, TEAM, POS, OPP STATUS, ET, PTS

Bench Steve Smith*, NYG WR O Jac » W 24-20 (0)
Bench Beanie Wells, Ari RB SF » L 6-27 (6)
Bench Chris Cooley, Was TE Min » L 13-17 (9)
Bench Malcom Floyd, SD WR Q @Ind » W 36-14 (0)
Bench Matthew Stafford*, Det QB O NE » L 24-45 (0)
Bench Mike Williams, Sea WR Q KC » L 24-42 (0)
Bench Sidney Rice, Min WR @Was » W 17-13 (3)


BENCH POINTS: 18


BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG! Box Score

QB Aaron Rodgers, GB QB Q @Atl » L 17-20 (28)
RB Darren McFadden, Oak RB Mia » L 17-33 (13)
RB Thomas Jones, KC RB @Sea » W 42-24 (10)
RB/WR Nate Washington, Ten WR @Hou » L 0-20 (2)
WR Reggie Wayne, Ind WR SD » L 14-36 (9)
WR Chad Ochocinco, Cin WR Q @NYJ » L 10-26 (8)
TE Jason Witten, Dal TE NO » L 27-30 (19)
D/ST Saints D/ST, NO D/ST @Dal » W 30-27 (6)
K Nate Kaeding, SD K @Ind » W 36-14 (20)


TOTAL POINTS: 115


BENCH

SLOT PLAYER, TEAM, POS, OPP STATUS, ET, PTS

Bench Ben Roethlisberger, Pit QB @Buf » W 19-16 (10)
Bench Donald Driver, GB WR @Atl » L 17-20 (4)
Bench Vikings D/ST, Min D/ST @Was » W 17-13 (10)
Bench Lee Evans*, Buf WR IR Pit » L 16-19 (-1)
Bench Tim Hightower, Ari RB SF » L 6-27 (0)
Bench Robbie Gould, Chi K Phi » W 31-26 (7)
Bench Keiland Williams, Was RB Min » L 13-17 (6)


BENCH POINTS: 36

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Big win, against the person directly behind me for the playoff hunt and the fifth seed. I needed this victory and won by another wide margin. However the victory didn't last long, on Monday Night Football I lost Frank Gore to a season ending injury. Gore was my third leading scoring back and he was an essential asset in PPR. Losing Gore and Smith is huge and now my firepower is going down. Granted I locked up my playoff spot, but I might not do anything once in. My record is now...7-5.

Week 11 - Fantasy Football (1 Point Drama)

Stafford's Party Boat Box Score

STARTERS

SLOT PLAYER, TEAM, POS, OPP STATUS, ET, PTS

QB Tom Brady, NE QB P Ind » W 31-28 (19)
RB Maurice Jones-Drew, Jac RB Cle » W 24-20 (26)
RB Arian Foster, Hou RB @NYJ » L 27-30 (29)
RB/WR Frank Gore, SF RB TB » L 0-21 (10)
WR Dwayne Bowe, KC WR Ari » W 31-13 (28)
WR Malcom Floyd, SD WR P Den » W 35-14 (10)
TE Jacob Tamme, Ind TE @NE » L 28-31 (13)
D/ST Titans D/ST, Ten D/ST Was » L 16-19 (11)
K Mason Crosby, GB K @Min » W 31-3 (8)



TOTAL POINTS: 154

BENCH

SLOT PLAYER, TEAM, POS, OPP STATUS, ET, PTS

Bench Steve Smith*, NYG WR O @Phi » L 17-27 (0)
Bench Beanie Wells, Ari RB @KC » L 13-31 (3)
Bench Chris Cooley, Was TE @Ten » W 19-16 (16)
Bench Michael Crabtree, SF WR TB » L 0-21 (2)
Bench Matthew Stafford*, Det QB O @Dal » L 19-35 (0)
Bench Mike Williams, Sea WR Q @NO » L 19-34 (16)
Bench Louis Murphy, Oak WR @Pit » L 3-35 (3)


BENCH POINTS: 40


Team Nicoletti Box Score

QB Peyton Manning, Ind QB @NE » L 28-31 (33)
RB Chris Johnson, Ten RB Was » L 16-19 (15)
RB Mike Tolbert, SD RB Den » W 35-14 (23)
RB/WR Mike Thomas, Jac WR Cle » W 24-20 (14)
WR Calvin Johnson, Det WR @Dal » L 19-35 (16)
WR Marques Colston, NO WR Sea » W 34-19 (31)
TE Antonio Gates, SD TE D Den » W 35-14 (0)
D/ST Eagles D/ST, Phi D/ST NYG » W 27-17 (11)
K David Akers, Phi K NYG » W 27-17 (12)



TOTAL POINTS: 155


Bench Ricky Williams, Mia RB Chi » L 0-16 (2)
Bench Eli Manning, NYG QB @Phi » L 17-27 (11)
Bench Santonio Holmes, NYJ WR Hou » W 30-27 (31)
Bench Zach Miller, Oak TE P @Pit » L 3-35 (2)
Bench Austin Collie, Ind WR Q @NE » L 28-31 (11)
Bench Matt Prater, Den K Q @SD » L 14-35 (2)
Bench Kellen Winslow, TB TE @SF » W 21-0 (7)

BENCH POINTS: 66

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1 point lose. First time this ever happen to me in fantasy football. I lost on so many fluke plays too...MoJo throws a pick...Eli throw a pick with no seconds left at the end of the Eagles game....Akers kicks a FG when the game was clearly over and they could have taken a knee...to make matter worse it was against Frank's son, Jay. Extremely arrogant. One of my worst loses in my fantasy football career....this brings my record to: 6-5.

Week 10 - Fantasy Football

Stafford's Party Boat Box Score

STARTERS

SLOT PLAYER, TEAM, POS, OPP STATUS, ET, PTS

QB Tom Brady, NE QB P @Pit » W 39-26 (38)
RB Maurice Jones-Drew, Jac RB Hou » W 31-24 (26)
RB Arian Foster, Hou RB @Jac » L 24-31 (12)
RB/WR Frank Gore, SF RB StL » W 23-20 (23)
WR Dwayne Bowe, KC WR @Den » L 29-49 (43)
WR Mike Williams, Sea WR Q @Ari » W 36-18 (25)
TE Jacob Tamme, Ind TE Cin » W 23-17 (14)
D/ST Titans D/ST, Ten D/ST @Mia » L 17-29 (-1)
K Lawrence Tynes, NYG K Dal » L 20-33 (9)

TOTAL POINTS: 189


BENCH

SLOT PLAYER, TEAM, POS, OPP STATUS, ET, PTS

Bench Steve Smith*, NYG WR O Dal » L 20-33 (0)
Bench Beanie Wells, Ari RB Sea » L 18-36 (0)
Bench Chris Cooley, Was TE Phi » L 28-59 (5)
Bench Michael Crabtree, SF WR StL » W 23-20 (16)
Bench Malcom Floyd, SD WR P ** BYE ** (0)
Bench Matthew Stafford*, Det QB O @Buf » L 12-14 (0)
Bench Mason Crosby, GB K ** BYE ** (0)


BENCH POINTS: 21


HI BILLY MAYS HERE Box Score

SLOT PLAYER, TEAM, POS, OPP STATUS, ET, PTS

QB Matt Schaub, Hou QB @Jac » L 24-31 (25)
RB Steven Jackson, StL RB @SF » L 20-23 (28)
RB Donald Brown, Ind RB Cin » W 23-17 (5)
RB/WR Wes Welker, NE WR @Pit » W 39-26 (16)
WR Randy Moss, Ten WR @Mia » L 17-29 (3)
WR Pierre Garcon, Ind WR Cin » W 23-17 (8)
TE Aaron Hernandez, NE TE @Pit » W 39-26 (0)
D/ST Seahawks D/ST, Sea D/ST @Ari » W 36-18 (9)
K Joe Nedney, SF K StL » W 23-20 (12)


TOTAL POINTS: 106

Bench Joseph Addai, Ind RB Q Cin » W 23-17 (0)
Bench Pierre Thomas, NO RB ** BYE ** (0)
Bench Roy E. Williams, Dal WR @NYG » W 33-20 (5)
Bench Jabar Gaffney, Den WR KC » W 49-29 (14)
Bench Sebastian Janikowski, Oak K ** BYE ** (0)
Bench Rams D/ST, StL D/ST @SF » L 20-23 (4)
Bench Brandon Jackson, GB RB ** BYE ** (0)


BENCH POINTS: 23

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Maybe one of the best fantasy football outings I've ever had. Almost 200 points in a PPR league with standard sample scoring. Truly incredible...this is how I thought the team I constructed would preform. Andy never had a chance, and the winning streak continued. This would bring my record to: 6-4.

A nice victory!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Week 9 - Fantasy Football

Stafford's Party Boat Box Score

STARTERS

SLOT PLAYER, TEAM, POS, OPP STATUS, ET, PTS

QB Tom Brady, NE QB P @Cle » L 14-34 (20)
RB Beanie Wells, Ari RB @Min » L 24-27 (0)
RB Arian Foster, Hou RB SD » L 23-29 (35)
RB/WR Steve Smith, NYG WR @Sea » W 41-7 (14)
WR Dwayne Bowe, KC WR @Oak » L 20-23 (17)
WR James Jones, GB WR Dal » W 45-7 (26)
TE Jacob Tamme, Ind TE @Phi » L 24-26 (27)
D/ST Lions D/ST, Det D/ST NYJ » L 20-23 (4)
K Mason Crosby, GB K Dal » W 45-7 (8)


TOTAL POINTS: 151

BENCH

SLOT PLAYER, TEAM, POS, OPP STATUS, ET, PTS

Bench Maurice Jones-Drew, Jac RB ** BYE ** (0)
Bench Frank Gore, SF RB IR ** BYE ** (0)
Bench Chris Cooley, Was TE ** BYE ** (0)
Bench Michael Crabtree, SF WR ** BYE ** (0)
Bench Malcom Floyd, SD WR Q @Hou » W 29-23 (0)
Bench Matthew Stafford*, Det QB O NYJ » L 20-23 (28)
Bench Titans D/ST, Ten D/ST ** BYE ** (0)


BENCH POINTS: 28


"HELP ME B Box Score

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, Buf QB Chi » L 19-22 (13)
RB Rashard Mendenhall, Pit RB @Cin » W 27-21 (21)
RB Brandon Jacobs, NYG RB @Sea » W 41-7 (7)
RB/WR Mike Williams, TB WR @Atl » L 21-27 (18)
WR Andre Johnson, Hou WR SD » L 23-29 (8)
WR Larry Fitzgerald, Ari WR @Min » L 24-27 (17)
TE Owen Daniels, Hou TE SD » L 23-29 (0)
D/ST Packers D/ST, GB D/ST Dal » W 45-7 (28)
K Jay Feely, Ari K @Min » L 24-27 (6)



TOTAL POINTS: 118


Bench Santana Moss, Was WR ** BYE ** (0)
Bench Knowshon Moreno, Den RB ** BYE ** (0)
Bench Donovan McNabb, Was QB ** BYE ** (0)
Bench Mario Manningham, NYG WR @Sea » W 41-7 (9)
Bench Mike Sims-Walker, Jac WR ** BYE ** (0)
Bench Danny Woodhead, NE WR, RB @Cle » L 14-34 (10)
Bench Darren Sproles, SD RB @Hou » W 29-23 (1)

BENCH POINTS: 20

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Third time playing Frank. I finally beat him this time around. I've never been in a fantasy football league where you play one team three times and don't play another team (someone "change" the settings), but it felt good finally beating Frank. Wells did nothing for me this week, and he's been one huge bust. I'll probably never play him again and the only reason I did in the first place was because of the byes. James Jones was an amazing pickup, as well as Tamme who will probably replace Cooley now. This brings my record to: 5-4

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Week 8 - Fantasy Football

Stafford's Party Boat Box Score

STARTERS

SLOT PLAYER, TEAM, POS, OPP STATUS, ET, PTS

QB Matthew Stafford*, Det QB Was » W 37-25 (32)
RB Maurice Jones-Drew, Jac RB P @Dal » W 35-17 (16)
RB Frank Gore, SF RB Den » W 24-16 (18)
RB/WR Arian Foster, Hou RB @Ind » L 17-30 (31)
WR Dwayne Bowe, KC WR Buf » W 13-10 (10)
WR Mike Williams, Sea WR Q @Oak » L 3-33 (3)
TE Chris Cooley, Was TE @Det » L 25-37 (8)
D/ST Titans D/ST, Ten D/ST @SD » L 25-33 (3)
K Mason Crosby, GB K @NYJ » W 9-0 (10)


TOTAL POINTS: 131

BENCH

SLOT PLAYER, TEAM, POS, OPP STATUS, ET, PTS

Bench Tom Brady, NE QB P Min » W 28-18 (15)
Bench Steve Smith, NYG WR D ** BYE ** (0)
Bench Beanie Wells, Ari RB TB » L 35-38 (13)
Bench Michael Crabtree, SF WR Den » W 24-16 (14)
Bench Malcom Floyd, SD WR P Ten » W 33-25 (0)
Bench Mark Sanchez, NYJ QB GB » L 0-9 (8)
Bench Benjamin Watson, Cle TE ** BYE ** (0)


BENCH POINTS: 50

Travis Henry's Kid's Box Score

QB Philip Rivers, SD QB Ten » W 33-25 (22)
RB Adrian Peterson, Min RB @NE » L 18-28 (25)
RB Ryan Mathews, SD RB Ten » W 33-25 (14)
RB/WR Patrick Crayton, SD WR Ten » W 33-25 (8)
WR Brandon Marshall, Mia WR Q @Cin » W 22-14 (11)
WR Mike Wallace, Pit WR @NO » L 10-20 (7)
TE Vernon Davis, SF TE P Den » W 24-16 (2)
D/ST Redskins D/ST, Was D/ST @Det » L 25-37 (4)
K Nick Folk, NYJ K GB » L 0-9 (-1)


TOTAL POINTS: 92


Bench LeSean McCoy, Phi RB P ** BYE ** (0)
Bench Hakeem Nicks, NYG WR ** BYE ** (0)
Bench Dez Bryant, Dal WR Jac » L 17-35 (15)
Bench Ahmad Bradshaw, NYG RB ** BYE ** (0)
Bench Johnny Knox, Chi WR ** BYE ** (0)
Bench Vincent Jackson, SD WR Q Ten » W 33-25 (0)
Bench Kyle Orton, Den QB @SF » L 16-24 (17)

BENCH POINTS: 32

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Biggest game of the season for me, no doubt. Big statement win for me though beating a team that only lost one game prior to this (me again in Week 1). Playing Stafford over Brady was one ballsy move and only 8.4% of people in ESPN leagues started him. I was feeling him, and pulled the trigger. It worked out amazingly, and almost everyone told me to not play Stafford over Brady, but it worked! My record is now 4-4, thankfully I stopped the bleeding.

Week 7 - Fantasy Football

Stafford's Party Boat Box Score

STARTERS

SLOT PLAYER, TEAM, POS, OPP STATUS, ET, PTS

QB Tom Brady, NE QB P @SD » W 23-20 (12)
RB Maurice Jones-Drew, Jac RB P @KC » L 20-42 (22)
RB Frank Gore, SF RB @Car » L 20-23 (19)
RB/WR Michael Crabtree, SF WR @Car » L 20-23 (7)
WR Steve Smith, NYG WR @Dal » W 41-35 (25)
WR Dwayne Bowe, KC WR Jac » W 42-20 (23)
TE Benjamin Watson, Cle TE @NO » W 30-17 (2)
D/ST Titans D/ST, Ten D/ST Phi » W 37-19 (15)
K Mason Crosby, GB K Min » W 28-24 (4)


TOTAL POINTS: 129

BENCH

SLOT PLAYER, TEAM, POS, OPP STATUS, ET, PTS

Bench Beanie Wells, Ari RB @Sea » L 10-22 (11)
Bench Chris Cooley, Was TE @Chi » W 17-14 (12)
Bench Arian Foster, Hou RB ** BYE ** (0)
Bench Malcom Floyd, SD WR P NE » L 20-23 (0)
Bench Matthew Stafford*, Det QB O ** BYE ** (0)
Bench Louis Murphy, Oak WR @Den » W 59-14 (4)
Bench Mark Sanchez, NYJ QB ** BYE ** (0)


BENCH POINTS: 27

Blount Force Trauma Box Score

QB Drew Brees, NO QB Cle » L 17-30 (18)
RB Jamaal Charles, KC RB Jac » W 42-20 (13)
RB Matt Forte, Chi RB Was » L 14-17 (10)
RB/WR Peyton Hillis, Cle RB @NO » W 30-17 (13)
WR Greg Jennings, GB WR P Min » W 28-24 (19)
WR Roddy White, Atl WR Cin » W 39-32 (43)
TE Marcedes Lewis, Jac TE @KC » L 20-42 (7)
D/ST Steelers D/ST, Pit D/ST @Mia » W 23-22 (4)
K Stephen Gostkowski, NE K @SD » W 23-20 (12)


TOTAL POINTS: 139

Bench C.J. Spiller, Buf RB P @Bal » L 34-37 (1)
Bench Jahvid Best, Det RB P ** BYE ** (0)
Bench Steve Breaston, Ari WR P @Sea » L 10-22 (0)
Bench Kevin Walter, Hou WR P ** BYE ** (0)
Bench Brandon Lloyd, Den WR Oak » L 14-59 (5)
Bench Marshawn Lynch, Sea RB Ari » W 22-10 (8)
Bench Robert Meachem, NO WR Cle » L 17-30 (5)


BENCH POINTS: 19

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This is when I begin to start doubting my team and how I drafted it. This lose against Brian (who has not lose up to this point) brings me to under 500. at 3-4. Clearly what is the problem? I have three of the best RBs, is it bad luck? Maybe. At this point Roddy White just cost me that match and Waston was a terrible pickup. Even if I played Cooley who was questionable going into the match up and was a game time decision, I would have tied Brian and not beat him. Just one of those frustrating days.

Week 6 - Fantasy Football

Week Six...here we go!


Stafford's Party Boat Box Score

STARTERS

SLOT PLAYER, TEAM, POS, OPP STATUS, ET, PTS

QB Tom Brady, NE QB P Bal » W 23-20 (13)
RB Maurice Jones-Drew, Jac RB P Ten » L 3-30 (7)
RB Frank Gore, SF RB Oak » W 17-9 (14)
RB/WR Arian Foster, Hou RB KC » W 35-31 (27)
WR Steve Smith, NYG WR Det » W 28-20 (13)
WR Malcom Floyd, SD WR P @StL » L 17-20 (3)
TE Chris Cooley, Was TE Ind » L 24-27 (8)
D/ST Titans D/ST, Ten D/ST @Jac » W 30-3 (17)
K Mason Crosby, GB K Mia » L 20-23 (9)

TOTAL POINTS: 111

BENCH

SLOT PLAYER, TEAM, POS, OPP STATUS, ET, PTS

Bench Beanie Wells, Ari RB ** BYE ** (0)
Bench Michael Crabtree, SF WR Oak » W 17-9 (15)
Bench Dwayne Bowe, KC WR @Hou » L 31-35 (28)
Bench Visanthe Shiancoe, Min TE Dal » W 24-21 (0)
Bench Matthew Stafford*, Det QB O @NYG » L 20-28 (0)
Bench Louis Murphy, Oak WR @SF » L 9-17 (5)
Bench Mark Sanchez, NYJ QB @Den » W 24-20 (9)


BENCH POINTS: 57


"HELP ME B! Box Score

QB Tony Romo, Dal QB @Min » L 21-24 (26)
RB Rashard Mendenhall, Pit RB Cle » W 28-10 (18)
RB Cadillac Williams, TB RB NO » L 6-31 (12)
RB/WR Santana Moss, Was WR Ind » L 24-27 (15)
WR Andre Johnson, Hou WR P KC » W 35-31 (27)
WR Mike Williams, TB WR NO » L 6-31 (8)
TE Dallas Clark, Ind TE @Was » W 27-24 (11)
D/ST Packers D/ST, GB D/ST Mia » L 20-23 (1)
K Jason Hanson, Det K Q @NYG » L 20-28 (12)

TOTAL POINTS: 130


BENCH

SLOT PLAYER, TEAM, POS, OPP STATUS, ET, PTS

Bench Larry Fitzgerald, Ari WR ** BYE ** (0)
Bench Knowshon Moreno, Den RB NYJ » L 20-24 (2)
Bench Donovan McNabb, Was QB P Ind » L 24-27 (11)
Bench Jay Feely, Ari K ** BYE ** (0)
Bench Nate Washington, Ten WR @Jac » W 30-3 (1)
Bench Mario Manningham, NYG WR Det » W 28-20 (15)
Bench Brandon Jacobs, NYG RB Det » W 28-20 (15)


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This is the week that I thought would cause me many sleepless nights. Losing to Frank is never fun since he is my biggest fantasy rival, but losing because of a managerial mistake is even worst. Lucky at this point in time during the football season a lot of fantasy outlets were telling people to either trade or dump Bowe, I did not because I drafted him high. This would be one of the last times I would bench Bowe and I learned from my mistake. This lose brings me at 500...3-3.

Week 5 - Fantasy Match

Note: Sorry that I've haven't updated, I have been really sidetracked.

Stafford's Party Boat Box Score

STARTERS

SLOT PLAYER, TEAM, POS, OPP STATUS, ET, PTS

QB Mark Sanchez, NYJ QB Min » W 29-20 (7)
RB Maurice Jones-Drew, Jac RB P @Buf » W 36-26 (10)
RB Frank Gore, SF RB O Phi » L 24-27 (13)
RB/WR Arian Foster, Hou RB NYG » L 10-34 (4)
WR Steve Smith, NYG WR D @Hou » W 34-10 (20)
WR Malcom Floyd, SD WR P @Oak » L 27-35 (35)
TE Chris Cooley, Was TE GB » W 16-13 (13)
D/ST Titans D/ST, Ten D/ST @Dal » W 34-27 (11)
K Mason Crosby, GB K @Was » L 13-16 (7)


TOTAL POINTS: 120

BENCH

SLOT PLAYER, TEAM, POS, OPP STATUS, ET, PTS

Bench Tom Brady, NE QB P ** BYE ** (0)
Bench Beanie Wells, Ari RB NO » W 30-20 (4)
Bench Michael Crabtree, SF WR Phi » L 24-27 (25)
Bench Dwayne Bowe, KC WR @Ind » L 9-19 (5)
Bench Visanthe Shiancoe, Min TE @NYJ » L 20-29 (4)
Bench Matthew Stafford*, Det QB O StL » W 44-6 (0)
Bench Louis Murphy, Oak WR SD » W 35-27 (8)


BENCH POINTS: 46


Team WRANGLER Box Score

STARTERS

SLOT PLAYER, TEAM, POS, OPP, STATUS ET, PTS

QB Brett Favre, Min QB @NYJ » L 20-29 (22)
RB Ray Rice, Bal RB Den » W 31-17 (31)
RB Cedric Benson, Cin RB TB » L 21-24 (19)
RB/WR Percy Harvin, Min WR @NYJ » L 20-29 (26)
WR DeSean Jackson, Phi WR @SF » W 27-24 (4)
WR Braylon Edwards, NYJ WR Min » W 29-20 (12)
TE Dustin Keller, NYJ TE Min » W 29-20 (3)
D/ST Texans D/ST, Hou D/ST NYG » L 10-34 (0)
K Robbie Gould, Chi K @Car » W 23-6 (14)


TOTAL POINTS: 131


Bench Brent Celek, Phi TE @SF » W 27-24 (13)
Bench Ronnie Brown, Mia RB ** BYE ** (0)
Bench Justin Forsett, Sea RB ** BYE ** (0)
Bench Jay Cutler, Chi QB @Car » W 23-6 (0)
Bench Darrius Heyward-Bey, Oak WR SD » W 35-27 (0)
Bench Danny Amendola, StL WR @Det » L 6-44 (19)
Bench BenJarvus Green-Ellis, NE RB ** BYE ** (0)


BENCH POINTS: 32

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I'll remember this week, as the week that I had no business losing. I just seem to run into some bad luck playing Sean, because Foster had his worst start of the season and I didn't have my number one QB in Tom Brady. Ray Rice having his best game of the season also didn't help but that's how the ball rolls sometimes in fantasy football. This would bring my record to: 3-2.

Monday, October 18, 2010

NLCS Game 2 - Phillies vs. Giants

http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20101017&content_id=15678886&vkey=recap&fext=.jsp&c_id=phi


I went to the Phillies vs. Giants game last night at Citizens Bank Park, and it was the first National League Championship game that I've ever attended, and it was a complete blast! Oswalt was a lot different from the last playoff game that I saw him, he was sharp and on the top of his game. Ross hit another homer for the Giants, but Jimmy Rollins got a very clutch hit and put the game away for the Phillies. It was a very nice night and one that I'll remember for awhile now. These were the last tickets that I had for the 2010 season for the Phillies, so hopefully they can continue on this run and get back to the World Series!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

NLDS Game 2 - Phillies vs. Red



Last night, was truly insane and quite possibly one of the most bizarre baseball games that I've ever seen played. The crowd was electric, and while the Phillies were down early, they kept chipping away at the lead against the Reds. Chapman comes into the 7th inning and the whole entire thing fell apart for the Reds there. That 7th IP was insane, and I'll be the first to say, the TV on TBS does no justice to how truly loud it gets down CBP. It got so loud to the point where you have to yell and scream, just to talk to the person next to you. It was crazy, and I had a lot of fun. It was an amazing night. Here's some photos...












































Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Fantasy Baseball Season RECAP - Part One

I've been meaning for awhile to post about the outcome that was the official second season of fantasy baseball for myself. If I could sum up my season in one word it would simply be..."disappointing".

I came into the league defending my championship from last season, and after April a lot of things just seemed to fall apart from an offensive standpoint. I didn't hit the long ball, I had the most brutal run producing lineup, and I had many many injuries that needed to be mended through the waiver wire. When I finally started getting offense in the second half of the season, my pitching completely tanked. I've never had pitching that bad, and to watch a lot of my pitchers go out there, and give up runs by the boatload was worst than the offensive woes of the first half. A lot of different things are the reasons for these problems. However, despite these grueling bumps, I was able to manage the team into the playoffs and gain the last seed.

The crazy part of the entire mess was I only lost by .007 AVG points to the champion ~ Brian. After the first round, Brian would go on to crush Frank and destroy Jay West in the championship match. I guess the only part that I can feel happy about myself is that I gave the champ his toughest match. But that still doesn't make me feel any better.

Another part of the puzzle that makes me disappointed is my overall record for the season. Which was:

(115-121-16) .488

I was under .500 which is for lack of a better word - terrible. Moreso when last season I was about 20 games over .500. Either way, if I didn't make the playoffs this would have been a season from hell.

Here's this team's overall league ranks in the following areas:

League Rank: (out of 10 teams)

R - 7th (783)
HR - 7th (191)
RBI - 8th (733)
BB - 1st (654)
SB - 4th (135)
AVG - 10th (.269)


K - 1st (1412)
W - 5th (101)
L - 10th (101)
SV - 2nd (129)
ERA - 9th (4.07)
WHIP - 10th (1.34)

MOVES: 91

Week 4 - Fantasy Match

Stafford's Party Boat Box Score

STARTERS

SLOT PLAYER, TEAM, POS, OPP STATUS, ET, PTS

QB Tom Brady, NE QB P @Mia » W 41-14 (12)
RB Maurice Jones-Drew, Jac RB P Ind » W 31-28 (25)
RB Frank Gore, SF RB @Atl » L 14-16 (20)
RB/WR Arian Foster, Hou RB @Oak » W 31-24 (33)
WR Steve Smith, NYG WR Chi » W 17-3 (7)
WR Malcom Floyd, SD WR Ari » W 41-10 (6)
TE Chris Cooley, Was TE @Phi » W 17-12 (11)
D/ST Titans D/ST, Ten D/ST Den » L 20-26 (13)
K Mason Crosby, GB K Det » W 28-26 (4)

TOTAL POINTS: 131

BENCH

SLOT PLAYER, TEAM, POS, OPP STATUS, ET, PTS

Bench Beanie Wells, Ari RB P @SD » L 10-41 (2)
Bench Michael Crabtree, SF WR @Atl » L 14-16 (10)
Bench Dwayne Bowe, KC WR ** BYE ** (--)
Bench Visanthe Shiancoe, Min TE Q ** BYE ** (--)
Bench Matthew Stafford, Det QB D @GB » L 26-28 (0)
Bench Louis Murphy, Oak WR Q Hou » L 24-31 (1)
Bench Mark Sanchez, NYJ QB @Buf » W 38-14 (18)

BENCH POINTS: 31


The MFR Trouser-snakes Box Score

STARTERS

SLOT PLAYER, TEAM, POS, OPP, STATUS ET, PTS

QB Matt Schaub, Hou QB @Oak » W 31-24 (19)
RB Steven Jackson, StL RB P Sea » W 20-3 (15)
RB Joseph Addai, Ind RB @Jac » L 28-31 (22)
RB/WR Eddie Royal, Den WR @Ten » W 26-20 (25)
WR Wes Welker, NE WR @Mia » W 41-14 (15)
WR Randy Moss, NE WR @Mia » W 41-14 (0)
TE Owen Daniels, Hou TE @Oak » W 31-24 (1)
D/ST Bengals D/ST, Cin D/ST @Cle » L 20-23 (2)
K Ryan Longwell, Min K ** BYE ** (--)

TOTAL POINTS: 99


Bench Pierre Garcon, Ind WR Q @Jac » L 28-31 (0)
Bench Pierre Thomas, NO RB Q Car » W 16-14 (0)
Bench Carson Palmer, Cin QB @Cle » L 20-23 (22)
Bench Kevin Boss, NYG TE Chi » W 17-3 (2)
Bench Roy E. Williams, Dal WR ** BYE ** (--)
Bench Jason Avant, Phi WR Was » L 12-17 (7)
Bench Tim Tebow, Den QB @Ten » W 26-20 (0)

BENCH POINTS: 31

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I really don't understand why Andy didn't pick up a kicker. I didn't talk or see him the whole week at work or anything but I have no idea why he didn't pick up a kicker. I mean, he changed his team, because he had Garcon in on Sunday morning and changed it to Eddie Royal, which was big because Royal got 25 points and Garcon didn't even play. Andy's team started out hot, going 2-0 and being top five in the league in scoring but now he's dropped his last two and he didn't work the wire. I'm just confused.

Next week, I won't have Brady, so I planned ahead and claimed Mark Hot Dog. I still want to play Stafford (and I'll roll the dice and play him this week if he does indeed play). My record is now 3-1, which is good. Records don't matter that much in fantasy football, it's really all about making the playoffs and just getting hot. So hopefully my team continues playing hot and I can keep rolling.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Week 3 - Fantasy Match

Stafford's Party Boat Box Score

STARTERS

SLOT PLAYER, TEAM, POS, OPP, STATUS, ET, PTS

QB Tom Brady, NE QB P Buf » W 38-30 (28)
RB Maurice Jones-Drew, Jac RB Phi » L 3-28 (10)
RB Frank Gore, SF RB @KC » L 10-31 (23)
RB/WR Arian Foster, Hou RB Dal » L 13-27 (14)
WR Malcom Floyd, SD WR @Sea » L 20-27 (21)
WR Louis Murphy, Oak WR Q @Ari » L 23-24 (16)
TE Visanthe Shiancoe, Min TE Q Det » W 24-10 (1)
D/ST Patriots D/ST, NE D/ST Buf » W 38-30 (1)
K Mason Crosby, GB K @Chi » L 17-20 (4)


TOTAL POINTS: 118

BENCH

SLOT PLAYER, TEAM POS, OPP, STATUS ET, PTS
Bench Steve Smith, NYG WR Ten » L 10-29 (19)
Bench Beanie Wells, Ari RB P Oak » W 24-23 (7)
Bench Chris Cooley, Was TE @StL » L 16-30 (10)
Bench Michael Crabtree, SF WR @KC » L 10-31 (6)
Bench Dwayne Bowe, KC WR SF » W 31-10 (14)
Bench Matthew Stafford*, Det QB O @Min » L 10-24 (0)
Bench 49ers D/ST, SF D/ST @KC » L 10-31 (-2)

BENCH POINTS: 54


Never Thought I Be On A Boat Box Score

STARTERS

SLOT PLAYER, TEAM, POS, OPP, STATUS, ET, PTS

QB Aaron Rodgers, GB QB @Chi » L 17-20 (24)
RB DeAngelo Williams, Car RB Cin » L 7-20 (6)
RB Darren McFadden, Oak RB @Ari » L 23-24 (19)
RB/WR Donald Driver, GB WR @Chi » L 17-20 (15)
WR Reggie Wayne, Ind WR @Den » W 27-13 (10)
WR Chad Ochocinco, Cin WR @Car » W 20-7 (7)
TE Jason Witten, Dal TE Q @Hou » W 27-13 (12)
D/ST Vikings D/ST, Min D/ST Det » W 24-10 (11)
K Nate Kaeding, SD K @Sea » L 20-27 (4)

TOTAL POINTS: 108


BENCH
SLOT PLAYER, TEAM POS, OPP, STATUS ET, PTS

Bench Jonathan Stewart, Car RB Cin » L 7-20 (8)
Bench Ben Roethlisberger, Pit QB SSPD @TB » W 38-13 (0)
Bench Greg Olsen, Chi TE GB » W 20-17 (17)
Bench Lee Evans, Buf WR @NE » L 30-38 (10)
Bench Dexter McCluster, KC WR SF » W 31-10 (15)
Bench Thomas Jones, KC RB SF » W 31-10 (16)
Bench Saints D/ST, NO D/ST Atl » L 24-27 (3)

BENCH POINTS: 69



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Bounced back from last week's lose and got the win against Chris. I did get some breaks here and there but for the second time, I had to hold my butt on Monday night, and I was watching the Phillies more, so I didn't know the score was getting that close. Either way it was a good sign to get another win, and now the record stands at 2-1.

Two Wins for the Price of One...

http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20101001&content_id=15291160&vkey=recap&fext=.jsp&c_id=bal

^ Game One

http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20101001&content_id=15292378&vkey=recap&fext=.jsp&c_id=bal

^ Game Two


http://www.masnsports.com/index_medialounge.php?show_id=429604&p=2


^ Buck's presser


I always work on Friday, but when I got news from Roch that the O's were holding a single admission doubleheader, I was 100% going to make the trip down to Camden Yards. I'm really glad that I made the trip too. It was a lot of fun and the O's won both games. The first game though was dead empty, I think there was only around 5-6,000 people, but it was a pretty cool baseball experience because it was quite and just pretty peaceful. Tillman and Guthrie both looked excellent in each game and I'm sure Buck will be thinking about that going into the off-season. I would still like the O's though to bring in another top of the rotation arm, not sure who it would be, but someone to anchor the rotation and give Guthrie number two status in the rotation for next season, because he did excellent in that role this season. I also didn't buy any grab bags this season for FA weekend but I did get to see two great Orioles win, for the last game that I went to for the season. That brings my 2010 season total of....5-3. Which is not bad, but I've seen better days!! ;-)

Overall the O's record stands at: 20 -4

Not too shabby!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Week 2 - Fantasy Match

Stafford's Party Boat Box Score

STARTERS

SLOT PLAYER, TEAM, POS, OPP, STATUS, ET, PTS

QB Tom Brady, NE QB P @NYJ » L 14-28 (15)
RB Maurice Jones-Drew, Jac RB @SD » L 13-38 (3)
RB Frank Gore, SF RB NO » L 22-25 (35)
RB/WR Arian Foster, Hou RB @Was » W 30-27 (15)
WR Steve Smith, NYG WR @Ind » L 14-38 (7)
WR Dwayne Bowe, KC WR @Cle » W 16-14 (8)
TE Chris Cooley, Was TE Hou » L 27-30 (15)
D/ST Patriots D/ST, NE D/ST @NYJ » L 14-28 (-1)
K Mason Crosby, GB K Buf » W 34-7 (11)


TOTAL POINTS: 108

BENCH

SLOT PLAYER, TEAM POS OPP STATUS ET PTS
Bench Beanie Wells, Ari RB P @Atl » L 7-41 (0)
Bench Michael Crabtree, SF WR NO » L 22-25 (4)
Bench Malcom Floyd, SD WR Jac » W 38-13 (18)
Bench Visanthe Shiancoe, Min TE Q Mia » L 10-14 (14)
Bench Matthew Stafford, Det QB D Phi » L 32-35 (0)
Bench 49ers D/ST, SF D/ST NO » L 22-25 (1)
Bench Laurent Robinson, StL WR Q @Oak » L 14-16 (1)

BENCH POINTS: 38



AARON MCKIE'S Box Score

STARTERS

SLOT PLAYER, TEAM, POS, OPP, STATUS, ET, PTS
QB Tony Romo, Dal QB Chi » L 20-27 (16)
RB Rashard Mendenhall, Pit RB @Ten » W 19-11 (7)
RB Knowshon Moreno, Den RB Q Sea » W 31-14 (21)
RB/WR Santana Moss, Was WR Hou » L 27-30 (18)
WR Andre Johnson, Hou WR Q @Was » W 30-27 (33)
WR Larry Fitzgerald, Ari WR @Atl » L 7-41 (15)
TE Dallas Clark, Ind TE NYG » W 38-14 (19)
D/ST Packers D/ST, GB D/ST Buf » W 34-7 (12)
K Jay Feely, Ari K @Atl » L 7-41 (0)

TOTAL POINTS: 141


BENCH

SLOT PLAYER, TEAM, POS, OPP, STATUS, ET, PTS
Bench Brandon Jacobs, NYG RB @Ind » L 14-38 (0)
Bench Donovan McNabb, Was QB Hou » L 27-30 (23)
Bench Jerome Harrison, Cle RB Q KC » L 14-16 (7)
Bench Cadillac Williams, TB RB @Car » W 20-7 (6)
Bench Devin Aromashodu, Chi WR @Dal » W 27-20 (0)
Bench Mike Williams, TB WR @Car » W 20-7 (13)
Bench Mike Williams, Sea WR P @Den » L 14-31 (1)

BENCH POINTS: 50



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Not my week. Frank scored the most points for any team in our league in Week 2. Wasn't meant to beat em'. I will admit though, anytime I'm playing any type of Johnson either Calvin, Chris, or Andre...I can't stand it. They always bar burn me. I had a lot more tough match ups with Brady against the Jets, and Foster against the Skins. Totally guess wrong on the Pats, plus Mojo had a disappoint game.

Week 1 - Fantasy Match

Stafford's Party Boat Box Score

STARTERS

SLOT PLAYER, TEAM, POS, OPP, STATUS, ET, PTS

QB Tom Brady, NE QB P Cin » W 38-24 (28)
RB Maurice Jones-Drew, Jac RB Den » W 24-17 (13)
RB Frank Gore, SF RB @Sea » L 6-31 (13)
RB/WR Arian Foster, Hou RB Ind » W 34-24 (42)
WR Michael Crabtree, SF WR @Sea » L 6-31 (3)
WR Malcom Floyd, SD WR @KC » L 14-21 (7)
TE Visanthe Shiancoe, Min TE Q @NO » L 9-14 (17)
D/ST 49ers D/ST, SF D/ST @Sea » L 6-31 (-1)
K Mason Crosby, GB K @Phi » W 27-20 (12)

TOTAL POINTS: 134

BENCH
SLOT PLAYER, TEAM, POS, OPP, STATUS, ET, PTS
Bench Steve Smith, NYG WR Car » W 31-18 (9)
Bench Beanie Wells, Ari RB P @StL » W 17-13 (0)
Bench Chris Cooley, Was TE Dal » W 13-7 (14)
Bench Dwayne Bowe, KC WR SD » W 21-14 (2)
Bench Matthew Stafford, Det QB D @Chi » L 14-19 (1)
Bench Laurent Robinson, StL WR Q Ari » L 13-17 (10)
Bench Mewelde Moore, Pit RB Atl » W 15-9 (2)

BENCH POINTS: 38

Travis Henry's Kid's Box Score

STARTERS

SLOT PLAYER, TEAM, POS, OPP, STATUS, ET, PTS
QB Philip Rivers, SD QB @KC » L 14-21 (23)
RB Adrian Peterson, Min RB @NO » L 9-14 (12)
RB Ryan Mathews, SD RB Q @KC » L 14-21 (6)
RB/WR LeSean McCoy, Phi RB GB » L 20-27 (18)
WR Brandon Marshall, Mia WR @Buf » W 15-10 (13)
WR Johnny Knox, Chi WR Det » W 19-14 (8)
TE Vernon Davis, SF TE @Sea » L 6-31 (15)
D/ST Giants D/ST, NYG D/ST Car » W 31-18 (14)
K Neil Rackers, Hou K Ind » W 34-24 (11)

TOTAL POINTS: 120


BENCH
SLOT PLAYER, TEAM, POS, OPP, STATUS, ET, PTS
Bench Hakeem Nicks, NYG WR Car » W 31-18 (29)
Bench Mike Wallace, Pit WR Atl » W 15-9 (8)
Bench Dez Bryant, Dal WR P @Was » L 7-13 (13)
Bench Ahmad Bradshaw, NYG RB Car » W 31-18 (14)
Bench Marion Barber, Dal RB @Was » L 7-13 (5)
Bench Tim Hightower, Ari RB @StL » W 17-13 (15)
Bench Kenny Britt, Ten WR Oak » W 38-13 (0)

BENCH POINTS: 84
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As you can clearly see, I got the biggest break when he didn't play Nicks. He originally had Nicks in there too, but I got some luck thrown my way and he told him out. Foster was a freak and I won in Week 1. A nice way to start off the season

No. 20 for Doc (Late Pass)

http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100921&content_id=14915176&vkey=recap&fext=.jsp&c_id=phi

Super late pass right here! I've been so extremely busy with all the different fantasy baseball/football leagues that I forgot to update the blog here. I went to the Phillies vs. Braves game last week (game two of the series) and it was the last game of my ticket plan. Needless to say it was a lot of fun. DOC got his twenty win of the season against the Braves who have been ahead of us almost all season. The Phillies got the sweep, and just clinched the NL East title last night. We are truly in the Golden Age of Phillies baseball. I said goodbye to our good friends Mike and Megan who sat next to us all season. They were really great people and I loved talking to them during the games. Hopefully we get seats near them during the playoffs.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

.5 Back!

http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100906&content_id=14382414&vkey=recap&fext=.jsp&c_id=phi


Earlier in the season, I had to trade in some of my tickets because I could not make certain games due to family or other related business, and one of the games I traded in for was this one. I finally got to see Roy Oswalt pitch this time (last time was in LF!) with the Phillies pinstripes on. The game was a lot of fun, and also it was great to see the Phillies only get .5 behind the Braves. We clearly have a great race going on in the NL East, and hopefully we can start winning more games and move ahead of the Braves. Only time will tell...

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Squad Predictions!

Here are all the fantasy predictions from ESPN on the football players that I drafted (my team only).


Maurice Jones-Drew: MJD makes for a heck of a bronze medal. He's tiny, but all he did in his first season as the Jaguars' lead back was exceed 200 carries in a season for the first time (he had 312), eclipse the 1,000-yard mark for the first time (he had 1,391), and score 15 rushing touchdowns, second in the NFL, behind only Adrian Peterson. Heck, Jones-Drew actually improved his per-carry average from 4.2 in his final year as a tandem back with Fred Taylor to 4.5 in 2009. He led the league in red zone carries last season, and was third in carries inside the 10 and inside the 5; in short (pun intended), he's a touchdown machine. Plus, becoming the Jags' full-time halfback didn't affect his receiving numbers (in '09, he finished sixth in running back targets). MJD doesn't have Chris Johnson's top speed or Peterson's bruising size, but he's about as safe as they get.

Yds: 0/1302/439, TDs: 14 (305)


Frank Gore: Gore had a mixed 2009 season. He scored double-digit touchdowns for the first time in his career, finished 11th in the NFL in rushing yards, and was third in running back targets and fifth in receptions. But he also missed two more games with an ankle injury, meaning he hasn't made it through a full season since '06, and more significantly he went through a 10-game stretch in which he carried the ball more than 20 times just once. The 49ers went shotgun with Alex Smith in the middle of the season, and that isn't Gore's strength. Heck, take away three rushing touchdowns of at least 64 yards (two of which occurred in the same game), and Gore winds up with 897 rush yards and less than 4 yards per carry. We believe the Niners will get back to a more balanced attack that takes advantage of Gore's strengths in '10. But his incredible '06 season just doesn't seem likely to repeat.

Yds: 0/1178/405, TDs: 10 (261)


Tom Brady: Yup, that's what we were worried about. Brady returned from his 2008 knee-ligament injury and didn't produce anything close to his spectacular '07 numbers. Some folks will tell you it was because he still felt the lingering effects of his injuries well into the season, and maybe he did. But from our perspective, Brady's 50-touchdown '07 looks like the same kind of unsustainable career anomaly as Peyton Manning's 49-TD '04. We don't think either guy will ever approach those numbers again. That's not to say Brady can't be a valuable fantasy commodity. Of course he can. Even as the Patriots' offense disappointed, Brady had his second-best passing yardage season, tied his second-highest single-season passing TD output, and completed a stellar 65.7 percent of his throws. He's terrific. But he's not that guy you remember from '07. Don't draft him that way.

Yds: 4458/24/0, TDs: 31 (340)



Steve Smith: The "other" Steve Smith broke the Giants' single-season receptions record in 2009, plus became the franchise's first Pro Bowl representative at wideout since 1968. His impressive numbers were good enough to put him 11th in fantasy points among receivers last season, and like his more famous Panthers' namesake, he's erased concerns about being too small to line up outside the slot. The Giants were a pass-first team in '09, and should be again in '10. So why aren't we even higher on Smith? Despite all the glowing things we just wrote about him, he isn't really a deep threat; he had two plays of 40-plus yards last year and his 11.4 yards-per-catch average is reminiscent more of Wes Welker than Randy Moss. Simply put, there are bigger, faster receivers on this team: Hakeem Nicks to name one. Smith will work the middle and be extremely steady, but probably not explosive.

Yds: 0/0/1188, TDs: 6 (252)


Beanie Wells: Let's face it, most rankings of Cardinals players post-Kurt Warner are contingent. Ken Whisenhunt says he plans on keeping his same offensive system with Matt Leinart running the show, but color us skeptical. Given how good an impersonation Beanie Wells did of a bulldozer toward the end of 2009 -- and how mediocre Leinart has looked when he's gotten chances to play -- we find it hard to believe Arizona will feature the league's second-most pass-heavy offense again in '10. In his rookie year, Wells shrugged off widespread concerns about his durability and scored six touchdowns in the season's final eight games, often using his 240-pound frame to simply crush defenders. Tim Hightower will likely remain the Cardinals' primary pass catcher out of the backfield, but we think Beanie is ready to be the touchdown maker right now. That entire Arizona offense is risky, but Wells has serious breakout potential.

Yds: 0/1138/97, TDs: 9 (187)



Michael Crabtree: Crabtree held out for the first five games of 2009, and it shows in his final rookie numbers. They're nothing special. It would be foolish to proclaim that, with a full training camp, Crabtree will suddenly be ready to become All-Pro. His quarterback, after all, will still be Alex Smith. Nevertheless, there were parts of Crabtree's game we loved in '09. While he didn't always seem to know what defense he was looking at, his instincts and ball skills are tremendous, and he's just really, really big. The 49ers still don't really have a true burner, but between Crabtree, Vernon Davis and Josh Morgan, they've got some electric athletes with the ball in their hands. It's fair to salivate over Crabtree's upside, while understanding that he's played all of 11 NFL games, and had all of four red-zone targets last season. There's still work to be done.

Yds: 0/0/938, TDs: 7 (203)


Chris Cooley: Cooley is psyched that Donovan McNabb is coming to Washington. After all, Donnie Football has made a living checking down to his tight ends, and he's probably never had as polished a receiving tight end as Cooley. But let's inject a bit of reality. Cooley is coming off a broken ankle that limited him to seven games in 2009, and while he amassed a career-high 849 receiving yards in '08, he scored just once that year. Add the fact that Fred Davis played exceptionally well in Cooley's absence last season, and it's fair to say Cooley has a lot of risk associated with him. He could ascend back to elite fantasy levels, but he also could find himself in a rotation.

Yds: 0/0/910, TDs: 5 (197)


Dwayne Bowe: We were sold a bill of goods with Bowe last year. Matt Cassel plus Todd Haley's offense was going to turn Bowe into Anquan Boldin (without Larry Fitzgerald around to steal all those targets). What we got instead was an undisciplined guy who came to training camp overweight, didn't score a touchdown after Week 7, led the NFL in dropped passes and earned a four-week suspension for using a banned substance. Awesome. There's no doubting Bowe's athletic abilities: he's an insane leaper and a difficult guy to bring down. But his commitment is in question. Charlie Weis is the Chiefs' new offensive coordinator, and he has a reputation for making offensive stars. But we're concerned about the offensive line in Kansas City, and we're also not ready to be burned by Bowe's brain again. We acknowledge he could be a value pick, but he scares us.

Yds: 0/0/980, TDs: 6 (208)


Arian Foster: Foster made our preseason list of deep sleepers in 2009, and then took 14 weeks to even see the field. When he did finally start in the season's final two games, he gained 216 yards and scored three touchdowns on 39 carries. With Ben Tate's injury clearing the way, Foster will get a shot at being the team's featured back, with Steve Slaton the only legitimate threat to his carries.

Yds: 0/1020/158, TDs: 8 (186)


Malcom Floyd: Floyd ascended to the Chargers' starting lineup when the team released Chris Chambers around midseason last year. He wound up averaging an impressive 17.2 yards per catch and 10.5 yards per target. Unfortunately, if you remove a garbage-time contest in Week 17, he also never caught more than four passes in a game. He'll be behind Vincent Jackson and Antonio Gates for aerial looks, but Philip Rivers does like to use Floyd's insane wingspan in the red zone, and Jackson is suspended for the first three games of the season, giving Floyd some quality 1-on-1 time with his quarterback.

Yds: 0/0/901, TDs: 3 (149)



Visanthe Shiancoe: Shiancoe finished second in touchdowns among tight ends in 2009 with 11, so you're forgiven for thinking we have him ranked a bit low here. After all, he came from relative obscurity to finish sixth in fantasy points at his position. But while Shank makes an excellent close-in receiver, he doesn't get nearly the same number of looks overall as his counterparts on this list. He had 79 targets in '09, good for only 14th in the NFL. Accordingly, his receiving yardage ranked just 17th. The Vikings don't use Shiancoe down the field, primarily because they have so many excellent wideouts, so he's a touchdown-dependent player, and we all know touchdowns can vary wildly from season to season. Thus, if you're planning on grabbing him to be your starter, be sure to draft a solid backup, too.

Yds: 0/0/589, TDs: 8 (160)


Matthew Stafford: The fact that we've got a sophomore quarterback with 10 starts and a whopping 20 interceptions even this high on our list speaks more to the troubled depth in NFL quarterbacking than to Stafford's excellence. Yes, he's got potential. Yes, he led the Lions to a heroic and improbable November win over the Browns with a separated non-throwing shoulder. But Detroit still has a subpar offensive line and big questions at running back, and we can't be sure Nate Burleson's presence will be enough to free up Calvin Johnson. Still, Stafford threw the ball a ton in his rookie campaign (at least 36 attempts in seven different games), which augurs a pass-first offense in 2010. He'll make mistakes, but the Lions are committed to Stafford and his growing pains.

Yds: 3710/93/0, TDs: 22 (243)


49ers D/ST: The 49ers finished 2009 as fantasy's No. 1 defense, but they didn't really have that kind of season. Take away their 39-point effort in Week 4 against the Rams (the highest total any defense registered all season), and suddenly they're seventh in fantasy. Still, this is an ascending unit, boosted by its switch to a 3-4 scheme last season and the corresponding stardom of nose man Aubrayo Franklin. Patrick Willis is amazing, Justin Smith didn't miss a beat adjusting to his 3-4 duties as a defensive end, '07 fourth-rounder Dashon Goldson looks like a fixture at free safety, and Shawntae Spencer came back from ACL surgery to be the Niners' best corner. But Nate Clements looks washed up, Michael Lewis keeps getting concussed (though he'll be backed up by rookie Taylor Mays in 2010), and nobody stands out as truly excellent among the outside linebackers.

YA: 4904, PA: 312 (117)


Mason Crosby: A fringe benefit of an offense that can move the ball is a kicker who gets lots of attempts. Crosby is no exception; he's tied with David Akers for the most field-goal tries over the past three seasons combined. Unfortunately, Crosby made only 75 percent of his kicks in 2009, but that average looks better when his 2-of-6 from beyond 50 is removed. He should continue to be a high-volume fantasy performer.

(127)


Laurent Robinson: The Falcons gave up on Robinson too easily, shipping him to St. Louis for a late draft pick, and he ascended to the Rams' No. 1 receiving role in training camp. The former third-rounder is 6-foot-2, has 4.38 speed and is a natural pass-catcher, but he broke his fibula in Week 3 of the 2009 season and went on injured reserve. That's consecutive seasons cut short by injury, but he has more upside than any Rams receiver for '10.

Yds: 0/0/832, TDs: 5


Mewelde Moore: Moore rushed for 588 yards in 2008, as Willie Parker and Rashard Mendenhall were injured. So is he a viable handcuff to Mendenhall in '10, with Parker out of Pittsburgh? We don't think so. The Steelers' offensive line isn't what it was just two seasons ago, and even in a situational role in '09, Moore's yards per carry dropped to 3.4. We're betting the work would get split between Moore and rookie Jonathan Dwyer should Mendenhall get injured.

Yds: 0/315/186, TDs: 4 (98)

Fantasy Football Squad...

STAFFORD'S PARTY BOAT

9 Maurice Jones-Drew, Jac RB
12 Frank Gore, SF RB
29 Tom Brady, NE QB
32 Steve Smith, NYG WR
49 Beanie Wells, Ari RB
52 Michael Crabtree, SF WR
69 Chris Cooley, Was TE
72 Dwayne Bowe, KC WR
89 Arian Foster, Hou RB
92 Malcom Floyd, SD WR
109 Visanthe Shiancoe, Min TE
112 Matthew Stafford, Det QB
129 49ers D/ST, SF D/ST
132 Mason Crosby, GB K
149 Laurent Robinson, StL WR
152 Mewelde Moore, Pit RB

As you can clearly see I got A LOT of steals. Mainly in the RB positions and some deep sleeper WR. I still don’t understand how I landed MoJo with the 9th pick, but either way I’ll take it. I also drafted Sean’s team because he had to go to a viewing so I’m going to post his team as well.


TEAM CASEY

3 Ray Rice, Bal RB
18 Cedric Benson, Cin RB
23 DeSean Jackson, Phi WR
38 Brett Favre, Min QB
43 Brent Celek, Phi TE
58 Percy Harvin, Min WR
63 Ronnie Brown, Mia RB
78 Texans D/ST, Hou D/ST
83 Justin Forsett, Sea RB
98 Jay Cutler, Chi QB
103 Braylon Edwards, NYJ WR
118 Kellen Winslow, TB TE
123 Darrius Heyward-Bey, Oak WR
138 Michael Bush, Oak RB
143 Sebastian Janikowski, Oak K
158 Nate Burleson, Det WR

I structured Sean’s team a lot like my own, my only problem with his team is that he really really wanted Brett Favre because that’s his favorite QB. I’m not crazy about Favre at all but I did give him Cutler who should probably get started over Favre most of the time.

DOC Does It Again...

http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100904&content_id=14278638&vkey=recap&fext=.jsp&c_id=phi


Went to the Phillies game last night to see DOC pitch again, and it was another nice night at the park. The Phillies won, ending that little losing streak that I was going through (two games) and it was one of the nicest nights that I had at the ballpark this season. The weather was just perfect and it was around 70 degrees with a nice breeze. I finally got around the buying the 2010 Yearbook and I also put my down payment on Post-Season tickets (IF we get there!!). It would be nice to see the Phils make the playoffs but the Braves are really making it hard, but we shall see what happens. The next game is this Monday, which I’m pretty sure is a dollar dog night.

Update: This Monday is the first week of the fantasy baseball playoffs. I barely clinched my spot Saturday night but I did make it back into the fold. I was the 6th team and final to make the push.

Update II: I’ll be posting my fantasy football team (even though his is a baseball blog, I want to post about other fantasy teams).

Friday, August 27, 2010

Happ vs. Halladay..What?

http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100825&content_id=13914082&vkey=recap&fext=.jsp&c_id=phi


My first back-to-back games in a long time. I was very glad to see this match up of Happ vs. Halladay. Unfortunately though for the Phillies Happ and the Astros were the better team that night and they beat the Phillies. I really liked watching J.A. Happ when he was with us from the minors to his last start. He's going to be a great pitcher in the future and have a nice career, hopefully he does a lot of great things fro the Astros organization. But I was a little disappointed about going to two straight back-to-back loses. That cramps my style, but the bottom line is that the Phils are not hitting, and when we are not hitting, we are not going to win many games. Maybe we end our troubles on the road?

16 IP and the LFer Roy Oswalt

http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100824&content_id=13862480&vkey=recap&fext=.jsp&c_id=phi



First off this was the longest game that I have ever been to, and it was the longest Phillies game ever played at CBP. This game was so insane, and originally I didn't have this game on my plan, but because it was Chooch's bobble head night, and since I love Chooch I got my tickets well ahead of time. I got SRO (Standing Room Only) and the game was a lot of fun, although I can't say the name for Scott Barry. Even though the Phillies lose this game, I'm very glad I went because it was probably the most strangest, but best lose that I ever attended. If that makes any sense. See Oswalt in LF and getting that fly-out was so priceless. God, I love baseball.



I found this picture on Google of the bobblehead. It's really cool and goes great with the Doc Halladay one.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Johan

http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100807&content_id=13157428&vkey=recap&fext=.jsp&c_id=phi

Pretty late on this entry but I went to the Phillies/Mets game that was last week and it was a lot of fun. The Phillies lost, but Hamels pitched great, Johan just pitched better. It was a great night and the park was jumping amidst the great pitching duel. This was one of the first games that I've been to in awhile where the Phillies lost, but that's OK. They are not going to win every game I go too. Either way, I'm looking forward to the playoff push and the great baseball that the O's are playing under Buck.

Friday, August 6, 2010

BuckLand

http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100805&content_id=13079850&vkey=recap&fext=.jsp&c_id=bal


I went to the Orioles game on Thursday when they won their third game under new manger Buck Showalter. It was also Nick's bobble-head night and now all the O's promotions on bobble-heads are over. This game was great and a lot of fun, I'm glad I went.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Long Layoff!

http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100727&content_id=12678786&vkey=recap&fext=.jsp&c_id=phi

Went to the Phillies game last night, and it was another great game by the Phils. A lot of homers, some nice pitching mixed in between, and the best part was that the heat wasn't killer. It has been awhile since I've been to a game, but this was the next one on my season ticket package plan. So far, the Phils have been rolling on this plan, so that's always good. Dan Haren was suppose to pitch for the D-Backs but he got traded away over the weekend, so we got to see former Oriole/Phillie Rodrigo Lopez, who pitch decent last night, but got killed by the long ball. This was also the first time in 2010 that I got to see Cole Hamels pitch. That now makes the following Phils I've seen start this year...Doc, Hamels, KK, Blanton, Moyer. I'm just missing Happ.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Best Regular Season Game...Perhaps...!

http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100709&content_id=12116736&vkey=recap&fext=.jsp&c_id=phi

Went to the Phillies game last night and it was probably one of the best regular season games that I've ever been to for the Philadelphia Phillies. I love Cody Ransom, I really wish they would play him a lot more. I know they are paying Dobbs good money and he got that three run blast last night, but that AB by Ransom was just amazing. As soon as Uncle Ben got that walk, I had this feeling that something crazy was going to happen and it sure did. The fireworks show after the game was also great. Overall just an amazing night last night, plus the O's came back and won in extras against the Rangers. Speaking of the Rangers they also got Lee last night, and I'm glad the Yankees didn't get him, because that would have been just terrible. Lee will face the O's tonight, I wonder how that will go?

Monday, July 5, 2010

Two Excellent Games!

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2010_06_30_oakmlb_balmlb_1&mode=preview

Forgot to post about this game, but real quick...it was a lot of fun and it was also Matt Wieters bobble head night. The O's won this game against the A's and against Ben Sheets. It was a lot of fun, and although Millwood pitched OK, he got his second win of the season! About time! It was very hot, but the seats were spacious and nice. Overall another fun game down at Camden Yards, and it was good to see the Orioles get the win.

(Note: For some odd reason, MLB.com did not write an article about this game, so I just posted the Gameday preview/box score card.)

http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100705&content_id=11964436&vkey=recap&fext=.jsp&c_id=phi

Tonight (7/5/10) I went to the Phillies/Braves game. That was also a lot of fun and I got to watch one of the best pitchers pitch tonight - Doc Halladay. Aside from one mistake pitch to Chipper, Doc went the whole way and beat the Braves. Which mind you, the Phillies really needed. I just want to say though...THIS WAS THE HOTTEST BALLGAME I EVER WENT TO! It was around 100-110 during the game, and it was crazy hot with 45,500 people there. Insane!


Also to update my fantasy team real quick, my new record is 74-73-9. I'm starting to get back on track!!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Great Game

http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100624&content_id=11549646&vkey=recap&fext=.jsp&c_id=bal


Went to the Orioles game on Thursday for Adam Jones mini-bobble head night. Millwood didn't have his best stuff, but thankfully the Orioles bats were hot and hit around Nate Robertson. The O's bats are starting to hit nicely, and since it's so hot in Baltimore it should only help them more. Adam Jones has been doing great recently, and ever since Nick spoke out about the team, they have responded and been playing better, which is always positive. This was the best O's game I went to this year, and I hope the team keeps playing better. Three in a row tonight against the Nationals.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Fantasy Slump

Fantasy Baseball is the best because unlike other fantasy sports outlets (football, basketball, hockey), baseball is very much like the actual game. If you make the wrong manger decisions, it could cost you the game or the weekly match. You can also be on absolute fire, and then in the blink of an eye, go into a terrible tailspin. Unfortunately for me, I'm doing the latter.

I started out amazing and completely on fire. I was hitting, stealing, pitching, and getting a lot of runs. My winning record was about (PCT: 550). At one point I was 15 games over 500. Now I'm 61-63-8 (492). And while these last couple weeks have got me thinking what the problem is, it couldn't be more apparent. HITTING.

My league ranks in all major stats...

R - 6 (351)
HR - 6 (77)
RBI - 9 (305)
BB - 1 (295)
SB - 4 (66)
AVG - 10 (261)

So I'm dead last in AVG, almost dead last in RBIs, and in the bottom half for Runs and Homers. Not good.

Mark Reynolds has not been what I've hope for. His AVG is so bad (217) although his homers and RBIs are good. Utley has been in his worst career funk since playing baseball, although these last couple of days he has shown vast improvement. I've lost my best hitter in Tulo. I've also have been getting nothing from Markakis, (RBI/HR wise) which I don't blame Nick for the RBIs because almost all teams pitch around him and he doesn't get many chances to even knock guys in.

The only bright spot in this slump has been my pitching....Lester, Ubaldo, Lackey, Shields, Wilson, Papi, Johan.

We shall see what happens this week, but if I don't win this week, I need to shake things up. ASAP.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wild One...

http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100608&content_id=10958242&vkey=recap&fext=.jsp&c_id=phi


The game was wild, it was like a see-saw match. But it was a lot of fun, and it was great to see the Phils get the win. Mike Stanton looked great for the Marlins as well. It's late tonight and I wanted to post this, Blogspot seems to freeze a lot but maybe it's just me. Either win, a lot of fun at this game!